Recovery Runs and Turkeys
This week I have taken a few days away from running. I’ve been busy with work but also wanted my body to recover from a few months of hard training.
My four runs of the week were just easy runs. There was no speed and they were all untimed. I can say it honestly felt really nice to relax. (I love running easy with no worry about speed). The only exception was a little bit of speed on Wednesday due to being chased by Wild turkeys.
I had two rest days and one cross training day last week. During my cross training I did some easy AMT. I had wanted to run but it was thunderstorming and I was not in the mood (at all) to run on the treadmill.
But anyways back to running, Although I live in NJ there are real turkeys that occupy land near me. When I pictured living in NJ, I pictured living in NYC but one state down. I pictured living in a heavily populated area.
And not being chased by these:
Anyways I don’t have a lot to say about this week. I don’t have any races to report about, any speed work to go into more depth with or really of any remote interest besides getting attacked by a turkey. I had a lot of easy runs which felt good. After setting my half marathon PR by 90 seconds, recovery was most important to me this week.
As I said earlier in the week, I’ve been running a lot lower mileage this year. I am PRing so it’s working for me.
Next weeks plans:
I will be in Seattle from Wednesday until next Monday. My dad and brother found a race to do. It has the option of a 5k, 10k, 15k and half marathon. I’ll let you guess which one I chose. Winner will get extra LOLZ. I’m hoping to get another high mileage week and a race day.
Questions for you:
Do you like birds?
How do you stay active on vacation?